West End Musical This Summer? How To Decide

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West End Musical This Summer? How To Decide Which One.

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Guess Which West-end Musicals Are On Our Family Summer Wish List?

West End Musical This Summer? How To Decide Which One
West End Musical This Summer? How To Decide Which One

It is that time of year again where we are fed up of it being dark and cold and we are starting to plan fun things to do this Summer.

West End Musical This Summer? How To Decide Which One

One fun thing we have been thinking for a while is a family trip to London with some sightseeing and photo opportunities, topping off with a trip to a West End show.

West End Musical This Summer? How To Decide Which One

We have been to London many times with our Children. Usually just taking in the sights and sounds. Visiting one of the many historic landmarks or World famous Museums.

We have never taken the children to a West End show. The last time we watched a show in the West End was in 1993 when we saw Grease The Musical. Starring Debbie Gibson and Craig Mclachlan.

Wow before we had any children. That takes me back!!

West End Musical This Summer? How To Decide Which One

We normally arrive in London by train, then walking from St Pancras passing lots of theaters on our way around the Capital.

At any one time there are roughly 38 West End shows in London. Which one then would you pick? Who’s going?

My Husband who is sneaking towards 50!! Myself who is a very youthful mid 40s-ish! Then two teenage children! Wow a mix then to please.

West End Musical This Summer? How To Decide Which One

We have our eldest son back home at the moment. Fresh from his Masters Degree. He is now saving for a place of his own. While he is home he is an ideal Dog sitter for when we hit the Capital this Summer. Hint Hint. If he is reading!

So how do you decide which show to take in ? It must be one we all agree on. Or do we just put all the shows in a hat and do a random draw.?

West End Musical This Summer? How To Decide Which One

This week I have teamed up with Encore Tickets to share our thoughts as a family on which West-end Musicals we would all like to see.

About Encore Tickets:

Encore Tickets has helped over 29 million people enjoy the best of London’s theatre, attractions and live events since we started out in 2000.

We believe life’s best experienced live, so we want everyone to have the opportunity to get out to live theatre – it’s a unique, captivating experience that makes you feel alive.


Family West-end Musicals Summer Wish List:

Planning a family weekend away in London for the Summer and what shows we would all like to see. Here are a few of our ideas from the children’s picks, the adult’s choices to which one we would all agree on.

West End Musical This Summer? How To Decide Which One

My Choice: One musical I have always been curious about seeing is Phantom Of The Opera. Over the years I have loved hearing the songs from this and I think I would really enjoy this musical.


Husband’s Choice: He would like to watch The Book of Mormon musical comedy. This is written by the South Park creators, right up his street. However luckily for me it is suitable for over 17s only. Phew good job the kids are coming.!

Teenage Daughter’s Choice: My Daughter is a big fan of the Roald Dahl book and movie Matilda so she has asked to see that.

Teenage Son’s Choice: He loves anything about school which doesn’t involve work! So School of Rock is his choice. If it is anything like the film, he has said he will love it.


One We Would All Agee On As A Family: So only one trip to London’s theatre district this Summer what can we all agree on? No one has agreed with any of the other family members choice so what else is on? Luckily for us there are always loads of other options. It is London after all!

So we have decided on Wicked!! The Wizard of Oz is a film we watch at least twice a year as a family. It has something for every age range. So a musical set in that magical kingdom, is sure to be a hit with us.

Maybe I will get to see Kinky Boots another time. ( Hint Hint. )

Which West-end Musical is on your Summer wish list? Let me know.

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  1. artcoopsville
    21st February 2019 / 10:28 pm

    I have seen wicked three times, it’s a great musical, but worth getting clued up on the story before you go. The books are good , but not suitable for children. The musical is. Matilda is brilliant, I’ve taken my school groups to see that twice, this year were going for school of rock. My daughter would love to see Hamilton. But it’s still in very high demand, maybe in a couple of years.

    • 22nd February 2019 / 3:54 pm

      Thanks you. I think we would all enjoy Wicked 🙂

  2. 22nd February 2019 / 1:51 am

    All of those are good choices! I am seeing School of Rock this weekend and have seen Wicked and Book of Mormon too!

  3. 22nd February 2019 / 12:34 pm

    Wow super list of musical choice. Really musically program will be so good and can enjoy lot.

  4. 22nd February 2019 / 12:50 pm

    You’ll all love Wicked!

    • 22nd February 2019 / 4:11 pm

      Thanks Heather. Can’t wait to go 🙂

    • 28th February 2019 / 2:24 pm

      I can not wait to go and see one 🙂

  5. 23rd February 2019 / 10:30 am

    I haven’t been to the West End in ages, but you’ve really made me want to go reading this! I think Wicked is awesome but I’ve got my eye on Thriller!

    • 26th February 2019 / 10:39 am

      Thank you lovely. So many great ones on at the minute.

    • 26th February 2019 / 10:40 am

      Thanks Stella. Hope you get to see one 🙂

  6. Ruth
    24th February 2019 / 5:55 pm

    I would love to watch a show this year

    • 26th February 2019 / 10:55 am

      Let us know if you get to see one 🙂

  7. 25th February 2019 / 7:57 am

    For anyone who is new to London or who knows London. You’ve given an place to check-in and lookout for. I am a music fanatic myself. The place looks interesting and worthy of checking in.

    • 26th February 2019 / 10:58 am

      Thank you. I love London and really need to visit so much more this year 🙂

  8. 26th February 2019 / 2:13 am

    Love all those choices you have. And I am sure we would have Wicked as a family as well.. similar set up for us too 🙂

  9. 26th February 2019 / 7:35 am

    Ooh i would love to watch Wicked, it looks great! I love going to the theatre

  10. 26th February 2019 / 9:24 am

    Ohh I do love going to see a West end show and I have to be honest and say usually price dictates which one I watch – they can be so expensive but you can also find bargains

    Laura x

  11. Morgan Prince
    26th February 2019 / 9:37 am

    Great choices Claire. Phantom of the Opera is AMAZING! I’ve seen it a couple of times, it’s been a while though! I’d like to see Wicked too – I’ve listened to the music and it sounds great. Enjoy!
    Thanks for sharing with #pocolo

    • 26th February 2019 / 11:07 am

      Thanks Morgan. It is one I have always wanted to see 🙂

  12. 26th February 2019 / 8:26 pm

    These are some amazing choices! It has been ages since I last went to a west end show!

  13. 26th February 2019 / 10:33 pm

    Wicked is probably top of my list at the moment! I’ve seen Lion King a couple of times (incredible) and I want to go see Les Miserable again!

    • 27th February 2019 / 11:35 am

      They sound great. I can not wait to go 🙂

  14. 26th February 2019 / 10:59 pm

    Enjoy – but it sounds like you need more than one trip! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

  15. amayszingblogs
    27th February 2019 / 3:07 am

    I haven’t been to the West End in ages, but this is a such wonderful place your photos amaze me 🙂

    • 27th February 2019 / 11:59 am

      Thank yo for the lovely comment 🙂

  16. Geraline Batarra
    27th February 2019 / 5:04 am

    Of all these are great choices, would love to watch them all. Thanks for sharing this post.

  17. 27th February 2019 / 6:59 pm

    It’s been a few years since my last trip to the UK but now you make me want to go back and catch a show. Somehow I have never gotten around to it even though I lived in Surrey nearly 20 years ago and was only about an hour’s train ride out of London.

  18. Dalene Ekirapa
    1st March 2019 / 8:49 am

    Time spent with family is always priceless! It’s nice that you trip around London together. I would love a city tour in that double-decked bus.

    • 2nd March 2019 / 4:41 pm

      Love family time 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

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